Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept

  title={Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept},
  author={Leo Marx},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  pages={561 - 577}
  • L. Marx
  • Published 15 August 2010
  • Art
  • Technology and Culture
When the word <span style="text-decoration:underline;" xmlns:m="" xmlns:mml="" xmlns:xlink="">technology</span> was introduced into American English in the nineteenth century, it referred to the study of—or treatises in—the mechanic arts. It did not achieve currency as a reference to those arts as such until c. 1900–1930. By the 1840s, however, when Daniel Webster eloquently summarized the remarkable… 

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